Pittsburgh, PA (June 10, 2020) - PITT OHIO, a leader in regional and national logistics services and sustainability in the transportation industry, has been named a 2020 Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics Magazine.
The publication Inbound Logistics selects the G75 Green Supply Chain winners based on four benchmarks: sustainability innovation, measurable green results, continuous improvement and industry recognition. The G75 list is released annually and highlights the strides companies are taking to make sure the footprint they leave on the world is a positive one.
People normally don’t always think sustainability when they think of trucking, but PITT OHIO strives to be a leader in sustainability through innovations that improve efficiency & reduce carbon. Sustainability differentiates PITT OHIO from the competition, supports our employee-centric strategy, and creates efficiencies that save money. The company uses data to identify and understand the key sources of carbon in their trucks and in their buildings and measure how these innovations are impacting their footprint. Diesel fuel is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions globally and makes up approximately 90% of PITT OHIO’s carbon footprint. Therefore, the trucking company invests in people and technology to drive efficiency to reduce fuel usage.
In 2019, average truck miles per gallon improved by 1.1%. This small percentage results in saving an estimated 175,000 gallons of diesel a year. That energy savings is equivalent to what it would take to power 200 homes for one year. PITT OHIO is also thinking about other ways to power our trucks and facilities and therefore, renewable energy continues to be a key part of our sustainability strategy.
“Our long-term vision is to use renewable energy to charge electric trucks,” revealed Justine Russo, PITT OHIO’s Director of Sustainability. “In 2019, we tested an electric vehicle & researched fast charging for trucks off our microgrid. Renewable energy makes up 7% of PITT OHIO’s electricity. When our new Cleveland facility opens, 10% of electricity used at our terminals will be from renewable sources.”
PITT OHIO remains dedicated to achieving environmental and social responsibility. PITT OHIO understands the impact the freight industry has on the community, shippers and environment and will continue to take innovative steps to promote sustainability. With a focus on People, Planet and Purpose, PITT OHIO remains committed to improving suitability for future generations.
For more information, please contact
Candi Cybator, Director of Marketing
1-800-366-7488, extension 6313
ABOUT PITT OHIO
In adhering to their “We’re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States and Canada with the PITT OHIO Transportation Group and additional North American service providers. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
ABOUT INBOUND LOGISTICS
Inbound Logistics is a publication that acts as an informational change agent for reinventing supply chain processes and a motivating force for this new overall approach to business operations. Their G75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) profiles companies that are demonstrating their commitment to sustainable supply chain, logistics, and transportation practices. IL editors choose the G75 by considering a company's corporate sustainability initiatives, collaborative customer-driven projects, and participation in public-private partnerships.